Eliza PITKIN

Eliza PITKIN

Female 1798 - 1886  (88 years)

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  • Name Eliza PITKIN  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 14 May 1798  East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 May 1886  Age: 88/East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9
    Buried Jun 1886  East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I2256  Steele Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 

    Father Levi PITKIN,   b. 26 Nov 1774, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jun 1854, Ogdensburg, St Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Abigail BELDEN,   b. 02 Aug 1774, East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1803, Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 24 Jan 1797 
    Family ID F377  Group Sheet

    Family William STEELE,   b. 20 Sep 1781, Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1858, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 08 Mar 1822  East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Eliza STEELE,   b. 06 Jun 1823, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1913, Age: 94; or 1918/East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +2. William STEELE,   b. 06 Jan 1825, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1897  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Joseph Stanley STEELE,   b. 22 Oct 1826, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1921, or 1922, Age: 95/East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     4. Alfred STEELE,   b. 10 Sep 1828, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1830, Age: 2/East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. Abigail STEELE,   b. 10 Sep 1831, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1850, Age: 19/East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    +6. Henry Goodwin STEELE,   b. 23 Dec 1833, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Sep 1913, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Edward STEELE,   b. 27 May 1836, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1888, or 11 Jul 1888/East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 
    Family ID F634  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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    Documents
    1850 US Census, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, house 161
    1850 US Census, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, house 161
    William Steele
    Eliza Steele
    Eliza Steele
    Joseph Steele
    Abbi Steele
    Henry Steele
    Edward Steele

    Histories
    History of William Steele and Eliza Pitkin family
    History of William Steele and Eliza Pitkin family
    Written by Emily Rebecca Headlee Peery

    William Steele was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and came to East Bloomfield, New York as a young man. William’s brother, Joel, was one of the first settlers of East Bloomfield—the town was established in 1789, and Joel built the town’s first grist (corn or flour) mill in 1795. Joel was also co-founder of The First Bank, along with Henry W Hamlin.

    Eliza Pitkin was also born in Connecticut, and must have come to East Bloomfield, New York as a young woman, because they were married 8 March 1822, when she was 23 years old and William was 40. Eliza was a strongly religious woman and the oldest member of the Congregational church when she passed away.

    They had seven children in fairly rapid succession: Eliza (1823), William (1825), Joseph Stanley (1826), Alfred (1828), Abigail (1831), Henry Goodwin (1833), and Edward (1836). All of the children were born in East Bloomfield, New York.

    William was a farmer, and purchased 500 acres of land. He later gave land to each of his four living sons William, Joseph, Henry, and Edward.

    Alfred Steele died as a young child in 1830.

    William Steele (the son) married Aseneth Speaker in 1849. They had 3 children: Homer Russell (1850), Frank (1862), and William Sherman (1865). Frank died as an infant. Aseneth died suddenly from heart disease at age 75.


    Abigail Steele died as a young woman, age 19, in 1850, and was buried in the East Bloomfield Cemetery.

    Joseph Stanley Steele married Elizabeth Smith in January 1858. They had seven children: Stanley (1858), William (1859), Emily (1861), Anna (1862), James (1864), Luther (1868), and Elizabeth (1872). Joseph built the blue farm house on County Road 30, which was lived in by six generations of Steeles. More information about this family is covered at length elsewhere in this book.

    Just 3 months after Joseph’s marriage, William Steele, father of this family, passed away at the age of 77. He was buried in the East Bloomfield Cemetery.

    Eliza Steele married Russell Belden Goodwin in 1859, when she was 36 years old. They had no children of their own, but were very involved in the church, community, and extended family. Eliza was a key personality in the establishment of the East Bloomfield Historical Society, served as its secretary, and taught Sunday school. Several of her birthday and social parties were highlighted in the local newspapers.

    Russell was a tailor, and lived in St Louis for about 10 years. He also worked as a book keeper, fruit grower, gardener, and a farmer.

    Henry Goodwin Steele married Lydia Lucretia Hudson in 1861. They lived in the yellow house across the street from the blue house built by Joseph Stanley Steele.

    Henry and Lucretia had three children: Abigail (1862), Grant (1864) and Lincoln (1867). Lincoln died as an infant, and was buried with his parents in the East Bloomfield Cemetery.

    When Joseph Stanley Steele’s wife Elizabeth died in childbirth, Henry and Lucretia cared for baby Elizabeth until she was old enough to be returned to the care of her father. Fittingly, this daughter Elizabeth Lucretia Steele shares her aunt’s name.

    In her youth, their daughter Abigail won a walnut as a prize for having perfect attendance at Sunday school. The walnut was planted, and grew to be a large tree.

    Henry was very active in public affairs, and served as a trustee of the East Bloomfield Congregational church and the East Bloomfield Cemetery association. When Henry died, Lucretia moved to Michigan to be with her children. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law (Abigail Steele and Charles H Pittinger). She died in Michigan, but was returned to East Bloomfield to be buried with her husband in the East Bloomfield Cemetery.

    Note: Abby Steele Pittenger helped provide many details about her family line to the authors of this book.

    Edward Steele married Mary Edna Winslow in 1869. They did not have any children.

    Eliza Pitkin Steele died in 1886, at the age of 88. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law (Eliza Steele and Russell Belden Goodwin) for the last 20 years of her life, and passed away in their home.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S18] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the;), Year: 1850; Census Place: East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; Roll: M432_571; Page: 133B; Image: ..
      Birth date: abt 1798 Birth place: Connecticut Residence date: 1850 Residence place: East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York

    3. [S16] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records;), Year: 1860; Census Place: East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; Roll: ; Page: 1078; Image: 433..
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    4. [S15] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record;), Year: 1870; Census Place: East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: ..
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    8. [S20] Internet Search, Ontario County Marriage and Death Notices.
      From Ontario County Times 2 June 1886
      East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last evening, May 30th, another of East Bloomfield's oldest residents, passed away, Mrs. Eliza Steele, aged 88 years, for many years the widow of Mr. Joel Steele. On her marriage, sixty-five years ago, she left her home in Hartford, Conn., and settled here, two miles south of the village, where she lived through her husband's lifetime. For the past twenty-five years she has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Eliza Goodwin, at whose home she died. She has left, besides the daughter, four sons, William, Joseph, Henry and Edward, who all live on or near the old homestead. She was the oldest member of the Congregational church, having brought a letter from the Hartford church, and was always a good, consistent Christian, and was ready when the summons came. Her funeral will be held from the home tomorrow, the 1st of June, at 4 p.m.

    9. [S20] Internet Search, Ontario County Marriage and Death Notices.
      11 June 1886
      DIED
      At East Bloomfield, May 30, Mrs. Eliza Steele, of the late Wm. Steele, aged 88 years and 16 days.

    10. [S33] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Edmund West, comp., (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.;), Birth year: 1781; Birth city: Bethlehem; Birth state: CT..
      Birth date: 10 September 1781 Birth place: Bethlehem, Ltchfl, CT Death date: 9 April 1858 Death place: East Bloomfield Marriage date: 8 March 1822 Marriage place: East Bloomfield, Ontr